Cows sell up to 20c dearer
NUMBERS reduced by 448 head for the first store sale in the new financial year at Roma, however the supply of stock still remained relatively high at 6927.
Young cattle were in the largest numbers along with a handful of grown steers and heifers, and a relatively large selection of cows.
Buyer attendance was good and included some additional interstate operators on the young cattle, plus interstate processors were also very active in the cow section.
Average prices for most classes of yearling steers generally remained close to the previous week’s level, however top money improved on a number of categories. Yearling heifers averaged 2c–12c/kg better. All classes of cows were noticeably dearer with improvements of 8c–15c/kg.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to 312.2c, and heifer calves made to 240.2c with a good sample of mixed sex calves at 257c/kg. Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 281c/kg with sales to 302.2c/kg.
Yearling steers in the 280–330kg weight range averaged 282c/kg and made to 292.2c/kg.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed made to a top of 306.2c/kg with a large sample at 285c/kg. Heavy weight yearling steers to feed made to 304.2c/kg with most around 289c/kg.
Light weight yearling heifers to restockers or background made to 254.2c/kg with a large number averaging 237c/kg.
The largest sample of medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 247c/kg with some to 263.2c/kg.
A handful of bullocks made to 293.2c/kg.
Medium weight two score cows averaged 181c/kg and made to the occasional 195.2c/kg.
Heavy two score cows averaged 191c/kg, and the three scores 211c/kg.
Good heavy cows made to 237.2c/kg to average close to 230c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 261.2c/kg.
WARWICK agents yarded 1437 head, which was a reduction of close to 300 compared to last week’s sale.
The yarding consisted of a good supply of young cattle, while cows dominated the grown cattle section.
The yarding of young cattle consisted of a good supply of yearlings and a fair penning of weaners.
Quality was mixed in the young cattle with some well finished three score yearlings that were supplementary fed and some good runs of well bred cattle, however there was also a fair number of plain conditioned steers and heifers through the sale.
The market varied with well bred weaner steers selling to a top of 279c/kg for a average of 242c/kg, while weaner heifers to restockers sold to 203c/kg to average 164c/kg.
Medium weight feeder steers were slightly dearer selling to 290c/kg to average 265c/kg, and restockers to 250c/kg.
Trade yearlings struggled to hold firm with yearling steers ranging from 275c–301c/kg and heifers sold to 307c/kg.
Feeder heifers gained 5c selling to 237c/kg for a average of 225c/kg.
The yarding of export cattle was made up mainly of cows, along with only a few pens of grown steers and a fair penning of heifers.
Quality improved in a market that saw grown steers sell slightly easier topping at 307c/kg, and the heifers sold to a top of 291c/kg.
The cow market varied with not all the usual buyers operating. As a result, the better end of the three and four score cows were down by 10c and more in places, however the plainer grade cows were less affected.
Medium weight two score cows averaged 168c/kg, while the three scores averaged 200c/kg, and heavy cows sold to a top of 223c/kg.
NUMBERS lifted by 85 head to 814, and the usual panel of buyers was present and operating.
Young cattle were in the largest numbers, along with a few pens of heavy grown steers and bullocks, and a fair sample of mixed quality cows.
Light weight yearling steers returning to the paddock experienced very little change in price, while yearling steers to feed for the domestic market averaged 2–5c/kg dearer.
A better quality penning of light weight yearling heifers improved in price and medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 3c/kg dearer.
A very good quality line-up of heavy grown steers and bullocks sold to very strong competition.
Plain condition cows averaged 5–7c/kg better, while good heavy cows received very little change in price.
Steer calves returning to the paddock made to the occasional 280c, with majority close to 240c and heifer calves averaged 157c/kg.
A single vealer steer with show ring potential made 300c/kg and vealer heifers to the trade made to 250c/kg.
Light weight yearling steers sold to restockers at an average of 229c/kg, with sales to 251.2c/kg.
Yearling steers to feed for the domestic market made to 270c/kg to average 249c/kg and medium weights to feed averaged 267c/kg and made to 287.2c/kg.
The occasional heavy weight yearling steer to the trade made to 325.2c/kg, with a few others close to 284c/kg. Light weight yearling heifers made to 220c/kg, with most to processors making 187c/kg.
Medium weight yearling heifers to feed averaged 242c/kg and sold to 261.2c/kg. Heavy weight yearling heifers to the trade made to 290.2c/kg to average 260c/kg.
Heavy grown steers to an export processor made to 308.2c/kg and bullocks reached 307.2c/kg to average 306c/kg and a couple of bullocks sold to the local trade market at 321.2c/kg.
Medium weight two score cows averaged 174c/kg and made to 184.2c/kg. Good heavy cows sold to 211.2c/kg to average 205c/kg. Heavy bulls made to 258.2c/kg.
THE supply of stock remained virtually unchanged at 5957 head at Dalby.
Cows continued to dominate the grown cattle section, along with a small sample of bullocks. Buyer representation was good, with some southern export processors in the panel, plus additional interstate operators on the feeder cattle.
Medium weight yearling steers to feed averaged 3c/kg better and heavy weight yearling steers to feed experienced strong demand. Yearling heifers to feed sold within a few cents of the previous week.
Bullocks experienced strong competition. Cows improved 4–6c and up to 20c/kg on restocker lines.
C2 yearling steers to feed made from 274.3–302.2c/kg, averaging 284.3c/kg, less 5c/kg. C2 yearling heifers to feed sold from 222.2–240.2c/kg, averaging 233.9c/kg, easing 2c/kg.
C4 grown steers received from 279.2c/kg to a top of 312.2c/kg, averaging 296.3c/kg to be 4c/kg cheaper.
C4 grown heifers sold from 249.2–282.2c/kg to average 275.4c/kg. Manufacturing steers made 273.2c/kg.
D4 cows sold from 205–235.2c/kg, averaging 221.1c/kg to be 4c/kg dearer on last week. C3 bulls made from 242.2–269.2c/kg, averaging 258.1c/kg, up 2c/kg.
A RAIN-REDUCED yarding of 1300 cattle at Sullivan Livestock’s fortnightly cattle sale saw the market firm to slightly dearer on recent weeks.
Cattle were drawn from Maryborough, Biggenden, Mundubbera, Tansey, Kenilworth and all local areas.
Quality brangus feeder steers account Billeroy Farms, Sexton sold to a top of $2.78/kg or $1207. Roger Lockwood, Canina sold 18-month-old droughtmaster steers for $2.77/kg to return $1168.
Feeder steers were in short supply and sold to a top of $2.79/kg but generally sold from $2.60–$2.75/kg. Charbray weaner steers account Wagner Cattle sold for $2.57/kg to return $726. Two pens of santa x weaner steers from the Finney family Manumbar sold for $2.57/kg to return $752 and $696.
Once again heavier quality weaners met a fair market selling between $2.30/kg and $2.60/kg while lighter and lesser type weaner steers struggled and sold from $1.80–$2.20/kg.
Charbray heifers from G & C Johnson, Grahams Creek, sold for $2.45/kg to return $936. J & M Pastoral sold charbray x heifers for $2.43/kg or $906.
Feeder heifers generally sold for $2.10–$2.40/kg. Droughtmaster weaner heifers from Craig Dakin, Patterson, sold to a top of $2.19/kg or $507, while their charbray sisters sold for $1.88/kg to return $447.
European droughtmaster x heifers from Boompa sold for $1.97/kg to return $523.
Generally heavier weaner heifers sold from $1.80–$2.10/kg while lighter weaner heifers sold from $1.40–$1.70/kg.
There were no cows and calves offered at this week’s sale.
AGENTS yarded 1290 head at this week’s prime sale, with 885 vealers and the remainder of the yarding made up of all other categories in smaller numbers, except for cows, where 354 head were on offer.
Good runs of vealers were in short supply, with much of the yarding being plainer smaller weaners and yearlings.
Vealers topped at 248c/kg, where one head sold by Glen Gyle Partnership Woodenbong for $916.11.
Cows made to 219.2c/kg, with $1,457.68 being the top price for one head sold by I Ellis and G Flynn.
Steers sold to a top of 245c/kg, with two head sold by G Jones and S Parmenter for $1225.
T&W McCormack and Ramsey Bulmer held their
June store sale on Friday, June 28, where just over 1700 head of all categories sold to an improved market.
The sale was supported by Northern Rivers and Queensland buyers.
1281 head of live weight steers were sold and made to 286.2c/kg, with F Mallett selling one head for $1,432.73.
Live weight heifers made to 200.2c/kg, with one head sold by A Hobday for $783.46.
Cows and calves made to $1310 for producers CA & JA MacDonald and dry cows sold to a top price of $920 where seven head were sold for S & A Gray.
795 head of cattle were yarded at Grafton. The quality lifted greatly on last week, and the prices received also improved. Bullocks sold to 270c/kg, feeder steers topped at 290c/kg. Cows topped at 213c/kg. Good quality British bred weaner steers saw much more demand to sell to 288c/kg. Vealers sold dearer to range from 170–232c/kg.
H D & R A Green bullocks sold to 270c/kg, weighing 620kg to return $1674.
Rob Jefferies bullocks sold to 270c/kg, weighing 631kg to return $1704.
Wavehill Pastoral bullocks sold to 265c/kg, weighing 650kg to return $1690.
L & L Tutt friesian bullocks sold to 245c/kg, weighing 755kg to return $1850.
A Pender feeder steers sold to 280c/kg, weighing 430kg to return $1188.
M J & R A Davis feeder steers sold to 285c/kg, weighing 495kg to return $1250.
D Spencer feeder steers sold to 270c/kg, weighing 445kg to return $1202.
J & G Dawson cows sold to 210c/kg, weighing 585kg to return $1224.
John Simon cows sold to 205c/kg, weighing 555kg to return $1138.
W A Niland cows sold to 210c/kg, weighing 543kg to return $1141.
Tracey Clarke angus heifers sold to 230c/kg, weighing 341kg to return $781.
CATTLE SALES: Prices improved across most classes at cattle sales across the region.